Showing posts from July, 2018

Books and Beyond: Cook Islands Language Week 2018

This week, Books and Beyond celebrated Cook Islands Language Week, with Louisa hosting a panel of librarians. They talked treasured books, what their culture and the Cooks Islands language means to them. 

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.

Treasured books from our Pacific collection:Soldiers from the Pacific: the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War Oneby Howard Weddell.

This book includes stories about the over 500 men from the Cook Islands who bravely volunteered to serve New Zealand. Among them were the great grandfathers of Angelique Tuaputa and Mati Ngari.Patterns of the past: tattoo revival in the Cook Islandsby Therese Mangos & John Utanga, with photography by Kirsty Griffin.

Mati Ngari shared how this book helped her research into what her own traditional tātatau would look like, one that reflects her family and cultural heritage.   Treasures from the Basem…

Books and Beyond: From page to screen

On this week's Books and Beyond, Karen and Louisa talk about the best, worst and most memorable film adaptations from books and their picks for this year's New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF).

Listen to this episode on PlanetFM's website and read on for the books and movies mentioned in the show.

Brokeback Mountainby Annie Proulx. Also available on DVDHunger by Knut Hamsun; translation and afterword by Robert Bly; with an introduction by Paul Auster. Learn more about the 1966 film adaptation on the NZIFF website.Breath by Tim Winton. Currently screening at the NZIFF and will also be released on DVD later this year.Movie adaptations authors weren't happy with after their release"My Foolish Heart" was adapted from J. D. Salinger's short story "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" from Nine StoriesA Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The Shining by Stephen King. Breakfast at Tiffany's: a …

Te Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani Cook Islands Language Week

Turou! Oro mai! Auckland Libraries is celebrating Te Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani Cook Islands Language Week from 29 July - 4 August 2018.

The language week is a special opportunity for Cook Islanders living in New Zealand to acknowledge, celebrate and embrace Cook Islands culture, history, customs and, most importantly, language.

Auckland is the largest Pacific city in the world with just over 35,000 people who identify as being Cook Islanders living in Tāmaki Makaurau. Auckland Libraries is delighted to connect with our Cook Islands community and celebrate the pearl of the Pacific.

Kiaorana e Kia Manuia!
Discover the stories, music and dance of the Cook Islands at Storytime sessions for kids, arts and crafts workshops or visit Central City Library on Thursday 2 August to enjoy a Cook Islands cultural showcase by the University of Auckland Cook Islands Student Association (AUCISA). Resources
Check out curated booklists from our Pacific collections:  Cook Islands kids’ b…

Books and Beyond: Words and pictures

This week on Books and Beyond, Karen and Louisa look at books illustrated by artists, books about artists and books by artists, from Hundertwasser for kids to Andy Warhol’s diaries.

Listen to this week's episode on PlanetFM's website and read on for all the books mentioned in the show.
Kids books

Tu Meke Tūī, by Malcolm Clarke, illustrated by Flox. Also available in te reo MāoriHundertwasser for kids: harvesting dreams in the realm of the painter-king by Barbara StieffAnd Picasso painted Guernica by Alain Serres Adult books
The lonely city: adventures in the art of being alone by Olivia LaingThis is not writing by Julian DashfordPicasso: an intimate portrait by Olivier Widmaier PicassoStrangeland by Tracey EminMy life in a column by Tracey EminThe Andy Warhol diaries edited by Pat HackettGordon Walters: new vision curated by Lucy Hammonds, Laurence Simmons and Julia Waite.
Gordon Walters: New vision exhibition is on at Auckland Art Gallery until 4 November 2018.
Auckland Librarie…

Books and Beyond: Top reads

It’s all about reading recommendations this week on Books and Beyond.

Librarians Karen and Louisa highlight the top 10 most requested books at Auckland Libraries at the moment, the most popular choices Aucklanders made when asked what book they’d take to a desert island, two very different online book lists, and what they are currently reading.

Listen to this week's episode on PlanetFM's website and read on for all the books mentioned in the show.

Karen is reading and recommends:
The Graham Kerr cookbook: The Galloping Gourmet by Graham KerrThe cost of living by Deborah LevyModern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Louisa is reading and recommends:
Don Quixote by Miguel de CervantesCall me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet OloomiMy grandfather would have shot me: a black woman discovers her family's Nazi past by Jennifer TeegeMy Judy Garland Life by Susie Boyt Top 10 most requested books at Auckland Libraries right now are:
Still me by Jojo Moyes12 rules for life: an antidote to chaos by J…

Books and Beyond: Lonely Planet

This week librarian Louisa chats with Peter Dragicevich, author of dozens of Lonely Planet travel guides, including guides for London, Venice and the Veneto region, Montenegro, Croatia and New Zealand.

Listen to the show on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and hear Peter share a few of his best travel stories and tips on travel writing. We think Peter has the dream job!

Books mentioned during the show:
If you search for Peter Dragicevich in the Auckland Libraries catalogue you’ll discover the fifty Lonely Planet travel guidebooks and eBooks he has authored or co-authored. 
You will also find some of Peter’s travel guides in our Lonely Planet Travel Club eBook list on OverDrive. All of these titles are guaranteed to be available until May 2019 for all your travelling needs.  
If you're planning a trip these are ideal to borrow and download onto your device to go with you on your travels.

Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest auth…